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Dear Hirshhorn Insider,

We appreciate all your support of the Hirshhorn, and especially your early interest in our exhibition One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection. We are living in an unusual moment, and as a response to public safety issues have taken the unprecedented step of closing our museum. This will have the most direct impact on your Insider Preview and the opening celebration. This is a temporary measure, and I wanted you to know that we are working on a new date for when we might celebrate this important moment.

You are a part of our Hirshhorn community. We greatly appreciate your support, which we direct toward this exhibition and other transformative art events and public programs. If you wish to proceed with a membership refund, please email HMSGDevelopment@si.edu.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Warmly,
Melissa Chiu
Director

As the national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Hirshhorn is a platform for artists to push the boundaries of what art can be, a hub where timely conversations and ideas thrive, and an opportunity for visitors to engage with art that responds to history in real time, most of them for the first time. The Hirshhorn is many things, but we are nothing without you.

Becoming a Hirshhorn Insider means joining a community of change-makers, of movers and shakers coming together to celebrate the transformative power of modern and contemporary art. Hirshhorn Insiders are at the center of the Museum’s radical mission—and this is fun! Insiders unlock an all-access pass to art up close while providing support for innovative exhibitions and public programs that inspire more than 1 million visitors a year. From meeting artists at exclusive previews to advance event registration, becoming an Insider will bring you closer to the artists and ideas of our time.

Insiders receive the following benefits for two people for one year:


New! Hirshhorn Insider: MOBILE INSIDER – $50 ($50 tax-deductible)

The Hirshhorn’s new Mobile Insider membership transports you to the Museum from wherever you are, no matter how far. We’re bringing our world-class collection, radical programs, innovative art and artists, and exclusive insights to you, all from your digital device.

  • Special Delivery! Insider-exclusive email will keep you in the know, featuring select insights just for our members, bringing you closer to curators, art, and artists around the world. Explore a curated digital bulletin board with art world news, never miss important Hirshhorn announcements, and enjoy select artist videos.
  • Be the first to know and register for our innovative public programs (such as artist talks) before public announcement, the first to e-meet with featured speakers before the event, and the first to receive program recordings.
  • Insider Download: Join fellow Insiders for a virtual update to learn the latest and greatest Hirshhorn news directly from Hirshhorn staff and experts! Occurs quarterly.
  • The Hirshhorn is always with you. Enjoy a downloadable smart phone and desktop wallpaper of artworks in the Hirshhorn Collection.
  • Recognition on the new Hirshhorn digital donor board on the Museum’s website.
  • Give the gift! For a limited time only, buy one Mobile Insider membership, share one for free. As an early supporter of the Mobile Insider level, please spread the love of the Hirshhorn with friends and family.

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Hirshhorn Insider: FRIEND – $100 ($100 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA: Two reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection during the Hirshhorn Insider preview before the exhibition opens to the public. Exhibition dates to be confirmed shortly.
  • First Access: Advance Hirshhorn Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances).
  • Insider Access: Invitation for two to our new Annual Insider Celebration.
  • Insider Perks: Hirshhorn Highlights email (monthly).
  • Insider Discounts: 10% discount at Dolcezza Café and the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.

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Hirshhorn Insider: ENTHUSIAST – $250 ($190 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA: Six reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection during Hirshhorn Insider preview before the exhibition opens to the public. Exhibition dates to be confirmed shortly.
  • First Access: Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access: Invitation for two to our new Annual Insider Celebration and select Hirshhorn Insider Nights.
  • Insider Perks: Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email.
  • Insider Discounts: 10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount (on single purchases up to $200) at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with your Hirshhorn Insider card.
  • VIP Invites: Exhibition previews (two passes for two previews during the membership year).

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Hirshhorn Insider: CONNECTOR – $500 ($400 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA: Ten reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection.
  • First Access: Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access: Invitation for two guests to our new Annual Insider Celebration. Invite to select Hirshhorn Insider Nights, and bring friends! An additional invitation for two guests to attend one Insider Night.
  • Insider Perks: Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email. Intimate meet-and-greet with artists and speakers. Free subscription to Smithsonian magazine.
  • Insider Discounts: 10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount (on single purchases up to $200) at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.
  • VIP Invites: Exhibition previews (two invitations for two people during the year) and one special curator-led exhibition tour.

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Hirshhorn Insider: BELIEVER – $1,000 ($835 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA: Twelve reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection.
    • Guided group tour during your experience
    • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
  • First Access: Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access: Invitation for two guests to our new Annual Insider Celebration and to one special Hirshhorn behind-the-scenes tour, such as a visit to the Museum’s new Conservation Lab. Invite to select Hirshhorn Insider Nights, and bring friends! An additional invitation for two guests to attend one Hirshhorn Insider Night.
  • Insider Perks: Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email. Intimate meet-and-greet with artists and speakers. Free subscription to Smithsonian magazine. One complimentary exhibition catalogue.
  • Insider Discounts: 10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.
  • VIP Invites:
    • All exhibition previews before they open to the public
    • Hirshhorn Ball Launch Party (two passes)
    • One special curator-led exhibition tour
  • Bring friends! An additional invitation for two more guests to attend one select exhibition preview (total four passes).

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Hirshhorn Insider: ADVOCATE – $2,500 ($2,275 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA: Twelve reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection.
    • Guided group tour during your experience
    • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
    • Invitation for two to the opening party
  • VIP Pass: Admits two people for two major national art fairs (subject to availability).
  • VIP Invites:
    • One invitation to an intimate exhibition opening event
    • Experience an Exclusive Collectors’ Council program such as a private studio visit or a behind-the-scenes tour ($5,000 value)
  • Give the gift of Insider access to a friend! One Friend-level gift membership for a friend.
  • Recognition in the Smithsonian’s annual report.
  • First Access: Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access: Invitation for two guests to our new Annual Insider Celebration and to one special Hirshhorn behind-the-scenes tour, such as a visit to the Museum’s new Conservation Lab. Invite to select Hirshhorn Insider Nights, and bring friends! An additional invitation for two guests to attend one Hirshhorn Insider Night.
  • Insider Perks: Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email. Intimate meet-and-greet with artists and speakers. Free subscription to Smithsonian magazine. One complimentary exhibition catalogue.
  • Insider Discounts: 10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.
  • VIP Invites:
    • All exhibition previews before they open to the public
    • Hirshhorn Ball Launch Party (two passes)
    • One special curator-led exhibition tour
  • Bring friends! An additional invitation for two more guests to attend one select exhibition preview (total four passes).

Join